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Charlie Mosbrook Patient Expert

Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Challenged Athlete Foundation grant recipient Charlie Mosbrook turns to the world of handcycling to continue his pursuit of endurance sports. A two time Ironman finisher, Charlie suffered a spinal cord injury in 2010 interupting his training before being introduced to adaptive sports.
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I am registered for the 2013 Cleveland Marathon by Charlie Mosbrook Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon My first marathon as a biped came in 1998. It was the Cleveland Marathon. It was all I could think of while I trained. 14 years later I am registered for the same marathon ... Read on »
Since receiving my handcylce I ... by Charlie Mosbrook Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Since receiving my handcylce I have ridden every day except for one. That day I was out of town for a Folk Alliance one day conferance. My ambition as an athlete seems to ha ... Read on »
Race for a Reason by Charlie Mosbrook Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Almost two weeks since I received my handcycle from the Challenged Athlete Foundation. I have only missed one day on my new ride. Two workouts were on the trainer, but all ... Read on »
Metamorphasis by Charlie Mosbrook Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The change has begun. I still need to shed many pounds, but I can already feel my arms getting stronger. I have worked out daily since I received the handcycle. I am now g ... Read on »
Twinsburg Du by Charlie Mosbrook Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I am registered for my first race with the Handcycle. The race is June 3rd. I am part of a two man team that will include Brandon(Bbop) Henneman. My part of the race is a ... Read on »
Life Changing events. by Charlie Mosbrook Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon There is no doubt that my Spinal Cord Injury has changed my life dramatically.  Lost is my ability to walk easily, run, bike, work many of the jobs available to me.  Due t ... Read on »
I headed out today on the ha ... by Charlie Mosbrook Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I headed out today on the handcycle with the goal of reclaiming my old running routes. Hills are a lot of work, so I have been looking for the easiest routes to get out of ... Read on »
I received my new hand ... by Charlie Mosbrook Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I received my new handcycle yesterday. I built it up and went for a quick spin.   The build was not as simple as I hoped, mostly because it is radically different f ... Read on »
Pirate Triathlon by Charlie Mosbrook Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Wow! It has been over a year since I last posted. I guess for good reason, as I have not been able to run or bike since my surgery. Life is different for me now, and my da ... Read on »
Exorcise with a spinal cord injury by Charlie Mosbrook Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon One major struggle for me has been adapting to a sedentary lifestyle. For most of my adult life, I have had the ability to head out for a run. When I need to blow off steam, ... Read on »
On with the show by Charlie Mosbrook Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon So as I am adjusting to life with a disability/injury I am making changes due to my physical limitations. The first thing I need to do is replace the sound system I use for ... Read on »
Trifolk coming out of blog retirement! by Charlie Mosbrook Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon It is summer of 2010. I had intended to put this blog to rest, but I have come to believe that the story is not finished. Over the winter I suffered compression to my spinal ... Read on »
Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion by Charlie Mosbrook Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I never did follow up on the last post. This animation shows the surgery I wound up having about 6 weeks ago. Everything went smoothly and I have been undergoing ... Read on »
Surgery by Charlie Mosbrook Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I know this blog has ended, but I thought I should add this. I am in the Cleveland Clinic dealing with an unknown compression to my c4-6 vertabrae. Best case is steroid trea ... Read on »
Greater Cleveland Triathlon Race Recap 2009 by Charlie Mosbrook Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The week had been tough for me. Monday evening I took sick and was unable to train all week. My voice and ability to breath were in serious question with a nasty head cold. ... Read on »
After mulling it over for ... by Charlie Mosbrook Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon After mulling it over for a while now, I have decided to end this blog. My last post will appropriately be the race report for the coming Greater Cleveland Triathlon. I ... Read on »
Mondays mean Open Mi by Charlie Mosbrook Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Mondays mean Open Mic at the Coventry Phoenix. I like Monday Read on »
Lake Metroparks Pirate triathlon at Fairport Harbor by Charlie Mosbrook Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The Pirate Triathlon is the old Fairport Harbor sprint with a new spin on promotion. I have done this race a 1/2 dozen times in it's original form and always felt that it was ... Read on »